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How Much CO2 Is That?


Enter an amount of CO2:

Examples: "1 ton", "100 pounds", "500 lbs", or "10.5 kg"
Or start with the typical annual CO2 emissions from: an average house or an average car. How about a single trans-atlantic flight in a 747?

Answer: 220 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 356 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,932 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 6.94 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 150 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 16.92 years
Taking 43.14 cars off the road for a year
Producing 16.54 tons of Beef

Answer: 220 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 356 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,932 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 6.94 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 150 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 16.92 years
Taking 43.14 cars off the road for a year
Producing 16.54 tons of Beef
76.92 tons of Coal burned for electricity
109.89 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
57.14 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 220 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

4,400 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
202 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
37 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
3,667 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
147 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
110 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
1,100 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
138 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year

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